Hedge fund manager, author, political donor and current CNBC contributor Anthony Scaramucci is expected to join Fox Business Network as a contributor. The move will reunite “The Mooch” with Maria Bartiromo. Earlier this year, Scaramucci’s SkyBridge Capital acquired the rights to the finance TV show “Wall Street Week” and hired former CNBCers Susan Krakower and Raymond Borelli to oversee its revival.
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What did you want to be when you were a kid? An astronaut, oh, without question. That was what it was all about when I was growing up in the mid-’60s. … I would write NASA letters and they would send me back 8-by-10-inch color glossies of the astronauts that were flying, and I built model rockets and replicas of the rockets that we were flying. And I’ll never forget the night Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in 1969. I shot pictures of it off our television screen watching Walter Cronkite do the coverage. I guess that was my introduction to journalism.
Q. What’s a nice, low-key trip for you?
A. My husband and I go to Tucson, Arizona, and go to the Santa Catalina Mountains and hike. I love putting on my hiking boots and going into the wilderness. It takes me away and clears my head and helps me not be so busy and stressed. It’s so nice to make time to be in nature. That’s probably my favorite type of trip.
Starting this morning, and every Friday for the rest of the summer, Maria Bartiromo will anchor her Fox Business show from outside the NYSE.
“Summer Fridays are sometimes lighter days. It’s just a nice change of pace to go outside and go downtown,” Bartiromo tells TVNewser. “I love my set and I love being at the Fox headquarters, which is so convenient for guests, but I figured because we’re in the summertime, we wanted to kick it up a little and do something different.”
Bartiromo, who joined FBN from CNBC in in January, has a long history at the NYSE: in addition to being the first reporter to broadcast live from the floor, her CNBC show was broadcast there. One of the reasons to return, she says, is to “reconnect with people” and Wall Street sources.
“I have so many friends there. I did go down once when I first started [at FBN],” she says. “It was so nice because the guys on the floor gave me such a beautiful welcome, and I really felt great about it.” Read more
On “Shepard Smith Reporting” this afternoon, Smith and Maria Bartiromo waded into the major media news of the day that Fox News’ parent company, 21st Century Fox, made an $80 billion offer last month to buy Time Warner, the parent company of CNN.
Saying she would “not be betting against Rupert” (and also noting she has no insider information), Bartiromo said she suspects Murdoch will come back with a higher bid that the Time Warner shareholders will ultimately accept. Under such a deal, 21st Century Fox would sell CNN to appease regulators — “beat ‘em, buy ‘em, sell ‘em,” as Smith described it. Under that scenario, Bartiromo says she sees CBS as a likely bidder for CNN.
- “CBS Sunday Morning” heads to the coast for its annual summer-at-the-shore edition tomorrow. Lee Cowan anchors the broadcast from the former home of Katharine Hepburn in Old Saybrook, Conn.
- Tuesday night, CNN airs the special report “Witnessed: The Crash of TWA Flight 800″ which reconstructs the events that unfolded over Long Island on that fateful day in 1996 and the four year investigation that followed.
- FBN’s Maria Bartiromo threw a book launch party for her “Opening Bell” colleague Liz MacDonald this week. Their colleagues Jo Ling Kent and Sandra Smith were also on hand.
- FBN’s Maria Bartiromo is hosting Wharton’s first ever Sirius Town Hall event today at NoonET. The event for the new Wharton channel brings together esteemed Wharton alum.
- Following Ann Coulter‘s “moral decay” column about soccer, Fusion’s Soccer Gods take on Coulter: “I can take solace in the fact that if you hate it, I am 100% correct in loving it.”
Maria Bartiromo is already the subject of a Joey Ramone song, and this week, she discovered she has another fan in her stable, so to speak: Bartiromo, a Thoroughbred filly named after the Fox Business anchor, won her race at Belmont Park Wednesday.
Bartiromo (the person) interviewed the owner of Bartiromo (the horse), Peter Bradley, on “Opening Bell” this morning. He said the name was suggested by one of his good friends because the horse was “strong and elegant, she’s tough.”
“Do not bet against Bartiromo, ever,” the anchor joked (watch the video here).
- Jacki Kelley is joining Bloomberg Media as Chief Operating Officer. Kelley was most recently CEO for IPG Mediabrands. “There is an insatiable and magnetic ambition at Bloomberg,” Kelley said in a statement. “After looking at what is being built in the media operation here, I realized it’s one of those rare opportunities where if I did not do it, I may wonder what I missed.”
- In a Q+A with Variety, Maria Bartiromo reveals how she unwinds at the end of the day: “I work out a lot; I ride my bike when I come home. I’ll do 20 or 30 miles a couple of times a week. And I love yoga.”
- Jeff Zucker and several other CNN staffers — including Christine Romans, Richard Quest, Brian Stelter and Ed O’Keefe — rung the Closing Bell at the NYSE yesterday afternoon to celebrate the new CNNMoney, which is now fully owned by CNN Worldwide.
Jon Hilsenrath, Wall Street Journal‘s chief economics correspondent, is joining Fox Business as a contributor. In his new role, he will appear on both FBN and Fox News.
“Jon’s impressive background and expertise in global economics will make a great addition to FBN’s all-star business lineup, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the team,” FBN EVP Kevin Magee said in a statement.
- Related: Maria Bartiromo: What’s Your Show?
Hilsenrath, who currently covers the Federal Reserve, has worked at the WSJ since 1997. Previously, he worked as a freelance reporter for the New York Times and TIME. He will make his first appearance as a contributor on “Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo” tomorrow morning.
Usually she’s covering Janet Yellen on her Fox Business show, but yesterday, FBN’s Maria Bartiromo, who is on the board of trustees of New York University, caught up with Yellen at Yankee Stadium where the Federal Reserve Chairwoman, was an honorary degree recipient and speaker at New York University’s 182nd commencement.
“Yankee Stadium is a natural venue for another lesson,” Yellen said in her speech. “You won’t succeed all the time. Even Ruth, Gehrig and DiMaggio failed most of time when they stepped to the plate. Finding the right path in life, more often than not, involves some missteps.”
“Janet Yellen @ Yankee stadium. Empowered the #nyu grads w her commencement speech,” Bartiromo tweeted.
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